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  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Awesome project! Empowerment is the key; once we share our stories and realize we are not alone AND reduce the stigma felt it goes a long way in helping women to identify their inner potential and talents. To next connect them to the resources they need to bring their potential to fruition so they can live up to their capabilities is not only possible as this article demonstrates, it also inspires countless others to tell their story, feel empowered and make the choice to take a risk on another path. Thank you for sharing another project with lots of potential.
    PS. Perhaps sometimes we think too much about the HOW rather than trusting and doing. It worked in this community therefore it can work in others too. (in my opinion)

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I love that Embrace Dignity is empowering these women with job skills- especially creative ones like photography. Wondering how they're scaling this to other countries?

    • Rosie Spinks

      Good question Alessandra. Embrace Dignity hopes that once they prove/test the best way to empower women to get out of sex work (and identify potential pitfalls and how to overcome them), they can then help other organizations in South Africa and in other countries apply their method. But for now, they are focused on mentoring their first class of Sisters.

      • Alessandra Rizzotti

        Looking forward to seeing updates of their progress. I wonder what other job training they'll be doing?

        • embrace_dignity

          We are also helping two of the women to finish high school.They are still very young but can't go back to conventional schools for various reasons